NEET 2020: Hijab, burkha & kirpan to be allowed in NEET from next year

NEET 2020

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has initiated a new rule by allowing ‘hijab’, ‘burkha’, ‘kara’ and ‘kirpan’ in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) which will be conducted on May 3, 2020.

Candidates wearing such cultural dresses or carrying metallic items will have to report at the designated centres at least an hour before the gate closing time.

As per the latest notifications by NTA sources, if candidates are found wearing anything in alteration of the dress code or carry any assistive devices for medical reasons, they will be asked to take prior approval before admit cards are issued. The registration process for the medical/dental entrance test starts today.

With All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, joining hands with NEET-UG, the examination  will be conducted in 11 languages and for the first time, the information bulletin will be made available in all these languages.

The exam will begin at 2 pm and the gates will close at 12:30 pm.